Police Officer Lyndon Tyler Britt

Police Officer Lyndon Tyler Britt

Chandler Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, January 11, 2021

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Lyndon Tyler Britt

Police Officer Tyler Britt died as the result of complications from contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Officer Britt had served with the Chandler Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and son.

The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 900 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 490

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Sunday, December 20, 2020

COVID-19, communicable disease

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“Tyler” was an exceptional officer. Steady, dedicated and compassionate. He demonstrated all of the positive characteristics you want all officers to have. During my 20 years working with Tyler he became a friend and blessed my life. RIP Brother, see you on the other side.

Sgt. Kenny Thatcher
Chandler Police Dept.

May 13, 2022

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